Gillings School of Global Public Health

Taxes Highly Effective as Part of Comprehensive Food-Related Policies in Chile, Study Finds

More comprehensive taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and ultra-processed foods would promote a healthier diet in Chile, according to a new study from authors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. Chile currently has the highest consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in the world. It also has very… Read more »

Gillings Alumnus Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Social Marketing

Mike Newton-Ward, MSW, MPH, alumnus and adjunct assistant instructor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Public Health Leadership Program, was recognized recently for outstanding contributions to social marketing. Newton-Ward accepted the inaugural marketing award at the fifth annual World Social Marketing Conference, held May 16-17, in… Read more »

Impact of Malaria and Malnutrition on Birth Weight in Africa and Western Pacific

A new international study, co-led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health researchers, has analyzed the associations between malaria, malnutrition and birth outcomes in women in Africa and the western Pacific between 1996 and 2015. During that period, more than one in three pregnant women suffered from malaria… Read more »

Gillings School Alumna Awarded Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

Amy Huber, 2017 alumna in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of 18 recipients of a 2017-2018 UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellowship. The fellowship provides training opportunities in global health research for selected junior faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral scholars. The UJMT… Read more »

Largest Study of Hispanics/Latinos in US Presents New Findings about Lung Capacity in People of Dominican, Puerto Rican Ethnicity

A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health has determined reference parameters for measuring lung capacity in non-Mexican American Hispanics. Accurate reference values for such measures are important for diagnosing common chronic lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,… Read more »